Maximizing throughput by evaluating critical utilization paths

P.J. Weeda

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Recently the relationship between batch structure, bottleneck machine and maximum throughput has been explored for serial, convergent and divergent process configurations consisting of two machines and three processes. In three of the seven possible configurations a multiple batch structure maximizes time-constrained throughput. The principle of scheduling a bottleneck. Critical utilization paths provide a convenient vehicle to evaluate multiple batch structures by means of integer programming. Also the quality of existing heuristic procedures can be evaluated in this way.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)191-198
JournalInternational journal of production economics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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